If Sadie Fields Really Was A “Christian” She’d Tell Coulter To Stay Home

Word has it that Sadie Fields has invited venom spewing commentator Anne Coulter, who has defamed the spouses of 9/11 victims in her new book, to Georgia for a Christian Coalition fundraiser.

Sadie ought to tell this hate monger to stay home.  If not, what kind of Christian is she?

67 comments

  1. debbie0040 says:

    Coulter was right on target and is not a hate monger.

    Coulter will raise tons of money for the Christian Coalition.

  2. Bill Simon says:

    DecaturGuy,

    Neither Sadie, nor Debbie, are “Christians” in the true sense of the religious definition of the religion by that name. They are radicals, and part of the growing number of religious radicals first birthed by Herr Ralph Reed in the 1990s.

    Terms like “compassion” hold no place in their little world. The Christian Coalition of today is NOT “Christian” any more than People for the American Way are “pro-American.”

    Take the John Birch Society and marry it to the KKK of this decade, and you pretty much have today’s “Christian Coalition”…except, the JBS has people with much higher intelligence associated with them.

  3. jacewalden says:

    I have no love for Ann Coulter (except that I think she’s hot). As a matter of fact, I can’t stand her. Nor do I cast my lost in with the “religious right” or the Christian Coalition. But I will point out that Ann did make a very valid point:

    Liberals tend to use people who have suffered tradgedy as “human shields”. Like Cindy Sheehan, we can’t say anything bad about her because she lost a son. Liberals think that even if Sheehan puts herself in the political arena, that she is still above reproach.

    I personally don’t think that the ladies are “harpies”. Nor do I think their husbands were about to divorce them. Ann’s way of expressing her points often cheapens what would otherwise be a very valid argument.

  4. I hardly think liberals have a monopoly on using tragedy cough cough 9/11 cough cough. But then again I guess a lot of conservatives on this blog consider GWB to be a high taxing free spending liberal so maybe you’re right.

  5. Rusty says:

    I didn’t say they had a monopoly on it…I just said that it’s their ONLY line of defense.

    Who is this THEY Jace? Whenever people start talking in terms of nebulous bogeymen without citing specific examples (i.e. – make a strawman argument), I tune out.

    That comment reminded me of Sadie Field’s son’s letter in Creative Loafing this week. He blathered on and on about liberal this and secular that, then didn’t cite a single concrete example.

  6. Bill Simon says:

    From what I understand, one of the best kept secrets (not for long, however) is that Coulter and Hannity have a relationship on the side.

  7. Demonbeck says:

    [editor’s intervention:] Demonbeck, this one is inappropriate. Bringing in the children of public figures crosses the line. Erick

  8. RiverRat says:

    Decaturguy makes a good point. So few of the GOP “Christian” crowd really lives up to the ideals they preach. They should take a look at Matt 6:5:

    5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

    Voters should remember Matt 7:21-23:

    21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

    23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

  9. debbie0040 says:

    Bill, I have a news flash for you. I am not, nor have I ever been a member of the Christian Coalition.

    I see you as radical. The fact is someone being radical or not is in the eye of the beholder now isn’t it?

    I like Coulter and like the way she says what she thinks. I agree with what she says. Coulter just has guts enough to say what she really thinks. A lot of men have a problem with strong women…

    I respect Sadie Fields and think there are a lot of Republicans elected to office that would not be there were it not for the Christian Coalition and Ralph Reed.

    Cindy Sheehan is an attention whore and uses her son’s death to gain publicity for herself.

  10. Erick says:

    Debbie, you can’t call Cindy Sheehan a media whore or an attention whore. You just aren’t allowed to. Trust me. I know. I’ve got the death threats telling me so.

  11. Bill Simon says:

    Yes, Debbie, I guess in today’s world with flakes like you and Anthony-Scott Hobbs in charge of the Cobb GOP, I am a radical.

    I am radical in that I don’t lie like you, Anthony, Ralph Reed, Sadie Fields, et al.

    I don’t wrap myself around a Bible and embrace parts of it while rejecting other parts that contradict my actions.

    In short, Debbie, in today’s political world, where hypocrisy has become THE trait of the Republican Party, and my rejection (and, conscious minimization of my acts thereto) of hypocritical acts, I am a radical.

  12. jacewalden says:

    Rusty,

    Look, I’m probably on your side here. I am not CC nor am I religious right. But since you forced my hand here you go.

    Example 1: David Letterman blasting Bill O’Reilly’s criticism of Sheehan on the basis of “She lost a son”.

    Example 2: Susan Sarandon blasting anyone who disagrees with Sheehan on the same basis.

    Example 3: Last night on on H & C, a democratic strategist said that anyone who puts themself in the political spotlight is fair game to be criticized against. As soon as Sean Hannity mentioned something about the women, the immediate response was “They lost their husbands”.

    Example 4: Howard Dean grandstands down in Louisiana by pushing a wheel barrow for a couple hours, invites in the media and uses his back drop for a reason to create a larger federal government…after all, it’s for the victims.

    Like I said, I think we’re on the same side here. I know that there are Republicans just as guilty at having human shields. The only difference is, we can also defend ourselves with policy. Democrats only have the human shield factor. That is the point I was trying to make.

  13. stephaniemills21 says:

    Debbie will be out for a week?!?!?!? What will I do? Everyday I wake up and can’t wait to read what unintelligible drivel that she spouts here and on other blogs. Seriously, she is sometimes is the only bright spot in my day, knowing that she is on the Republican team makes me feel so much better.

    And Jace, Ann Coulter hot???? Seriously?? She looks like a barbie doll my kid sister put in the oven. I guess it takes all kinds.

  14. stephaniemills21 says:

    Oh, and i just found this from Insider Advantage.

    Lawmaker Urges Christian Group To Cancel Coulter Invitation

    (6/9/06) A state lawmaker is calling on Christian Coalition Chairman Sadie Fields to withdraw the invitation it has issued to outspoken conservative pundit Ann Coulter to speak at the group’s annual fundraiser.

    State Rep. Rob Telheit, D-Smyrna, called the decision to invite Coulter “unfortunate.

  15. Nativeson says:

    Well, Rusty, I’ve read that site you sent us to several times — for research purposes only, of course — and, after reading Bill’s post linking Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter romantically, I’m wondering if Hannity wrote that steamy stuff. Sounds like true love!

    I remember when Hannity used to be on WGST, The Kimmer called him “Hanny Pie the Tin Man” because he had no heart. Obviously, he DOES have a heart!

  16. Rusty says:

    Jace,
    Better… though I don’t get example 4, and it’s not as if those isolated people speak for everyone who calls themselves “liberal.” There’s no analog on the so-called liberal left to the Hannity/Boortz/Rush/Savage/O’ Reilly/Fox News/Drudge echo chamber. Susan Sarandon? David Letterman? An unnamed Democratic strategist who appeared on a Fox program? That’s not much of a movement or an echo chamber.

    It’s ironic to me that the conservative movement is plagued by too much group think while the liberal movement, if you can even call it that, is plagued by too much selfishness and individualism (see: Kossites/Deaniacs vs. DLC).

    Re: Cindy, I was just fine with what she was doing until she appeared with Chavez. That was dumb and bizarre and nullified everything positive she’d done earlier.

    Fiddes,
    Happy I could oblige. I am curious what a reasoned debate about Ann Coulter and what she says would look or sound like.

  17. Michael C says:

    Rusty the Left has ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, AP, Reuters, and most metro newspapers. But I guess your right there is not much and echo chamber for the Left.

  18. The Busdriver says:

    You guys are missing the point behind what Coulter said about the group of 4 NJ wives.

    These are women with no expertise or training in national security affairs, yet they’ve injected themselves into debates on port security, Guantanamo Bay, and the use of drone spy aircraft. Though they offer nothing substantive to the debate, they believe their grief entitles them to be part of the discussion.

    They believe that their loss has earned them the right to affect legislation. It does not. We feel bad for their loss, but please, let the military and the congress determine the best way to protect our country. Furthermore, the fact that they went around parading their loss in support of John Kerry’s campaign shows that they really do not care whether we truly protect the United States.

    Would I have chosen the same words Coulter did? Probably not. But what she is saying is spot on.

  19. Fiddes says:

    Busdriver, a very concise point.

    Now I need to get to the bottom of these rumors about Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Bill Simon engaging in polyamory.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyamory

    Wait, that’s not true? Oh, well, maybe we can be spared any more ridiculous rumors…

    P.S. Yes, I DID have to look that word up…(grin)

  20. Demonbeck says:

    Now wait a second, Erick. Regarding my post. How is my bringing up a fact about Sadie Fields daughter any worse than debbie accusing Cagle supporters of being homosexuals? At least my post was based on truth.

  21. I could just as easily say:

    Coulter has no expertise or training in national security affairs, yet she injects hersef into debates on port security, Guantanamo Bay, and the use of drone spy aircraft. Though she has yet to offer anything substantive to the debate, she believe her slim waist entitles her to be part of the discussion.

  22. Erick says:

    Demonbeck, how is it “any worse?” Heh, I got emails on your comment and none on Debbie’s. Sorry man. I only take action when someone really calls foul ball — you people talk on here too much for me to keep up otherwise.

    My apologies.

  23. The Busdriver says:

    Chris, more Red Herring, please. No, you could not just as easily say . . .

    Coulter is pointing out that these housewives (self-styled policy experts by virtue of their grief), have no business in strategy discussions. Coulter, as best as I can tell, doesn’t throw her hands up at the 9/11 hearings and demand to be heard. Nor does she purport to know what’s best for our military.

    Coulter is not a foreign affairs expert. However, she served as a DOJ attorney and a Senate Judiciary Committee counsel. That experience, I believe, makes her immeasurably more qualified than 4 NJ housewives to speak intelligently regarding national security.

  24. BB says:

    Coulter would make Barnum & Bailey jealous (borrowed line from some pundit on MSNBC). One minor portion of the book draws this much attention leading to it being #1 on Amazon already…likely to be tops on the NYTimes Bestseller list next week. Call her whatever you like, make fun of her anorexic appearance, but she is kicking ass as the most successful conservative author on the market.

    BTW, CC had her signed up for this appearance at least as far back as February long before the book was released. We tried to schedule her for an event in September, but she had already committed to CC (cost at least $30K + 1st class Air/accomodations, etc., etc…not bad for a “leatherskinned smokestack of ill repute”).

  25. Demonbeck says:

    No problems, Erick, I know at times that my posts are a bit over the line, but I really thought that was no worse than a lot of the other posts I had seen previously.

    I guess some folks just know how to whine more effectively than I do.

  26. nfire says:

    While we should feel sympathy towards these women and the families of all 9/11 victims, their points of view should be taken with a grain of salt as they pertain to our foreign policy, for the reasons others have stated above. What we should NOT do is start calling victims of 9/11 hags and witches and so forth. These women have been personally devastated by a nasty world and now they feel they are doing the right thing by speaking what they feel. Let them talk. We should have respect for them.

    Their foreign policy recommendations, however, have about as much credibility as Matt Damon’s or George Clooney’s.

    This is a valid point, and there are ways to make people understand it. There are also ways to alienate people who may otherwise agree with you. That’s what Ann Coulter does to most people. If you want someone to make a point for you, make sure they are helping your cause. This reminds me of Cynthia McKinney – every time she opens her mouth she wins converts to the Republican party. Ann Coulter will turn people away from the Republicans in a similar way.

  27. bowersville says:

    By choice, both Coulter and the NJ four have stepped upon the national stage of debate, therefore both have subjected “themselves” to becoming a lightning rod for criticism or praise or indifference.

  28. Bill Simon says:

    B’Ville:

    Yeah, but whatever happened to the concept of “attack the message, not the messenger?”

    That was what USED to make a “conservative” a Conservative. William F. Buckley never attacked people personally. Ann Coulter is sh*t when it comes to representing “conservatism” if you ever thogh Buckley was a true conservative.

  29. conservativecore says:

    Wow for a group of folks who want to villify Coulter this certainly has gotten pretty testy. The fact is whether it is Shehan, the jersey 4 or the conservative equivalent these folks put themselves out for scrutiny and inspection. Now that they are found to be fakes we are going to sit around and argue about the message and be as venomous as in our attacks of each other as you complain about. OK

  30. Rusty says:

    Michael C,
    The non-Republican media doesn’t operate from an ideological standpoint. It operates from the standpoint of ratings, which means scandal and muckraking. Just because something isn’t shilling for the Republicans doesn’t mean it belongs to the Democrats. That dichotomy is consistently espoused by the Republican media, and even many outside it, but it’s bogus.

    If you look at the guests that the major network news programs have on their shows, it’s close to a 50-50 split between liberal/conservative and Republican/Democrat voices, with the margin dipping slightly in one direction or the other depending on whatever topics are precient. Fox News has 70+ percent conservative/Republican guests. See: this Fair.org report that studied 25 weeks of programming on cable and network news.

    bowersville,
    “A Lightning Rod of Indifference” would be a good name for a blog.

  31. bowersville says:

    Bill,
    You are correct, however bear in mind, I am not a Coulter fan. Other than whats being said in the media about her or her book is all I know.

  32. bowersville says:

    Rusty
    “A lightning rod of indifference” might be a good name for a blog because the indifference will be reflected in the poll numbers. But then again, those who don’t care enough to vote will not care enough to read a blog or participate.

  33. rugby_fan says:

    Ann COulter, Michael Moore, Michelle Malkin, Al Franken &c. are all worthless. They don’t further any serious political dialouge and just try to divide Americans against each other over something as petty and trite (in the grand scheme of things) as political orientation.

  34. JP says:

    Rugby–great way to put it. Taking Air America into account, I’d also include Mike Malloy, whereas I wouldn’t include Jerry Springer.

  35. JP says:

    And Jace, Coulter’s Adam’s Apple is too big for me to call her “hot.” I wouldn’t do her with your appendage.

    As for coulter’s argument, she has a point–although if Republicans wouldn’t slime and Swift Boat anyone with a “D” behind their name, maybe they wouldn’t feel the need to. Instead, they follow the Tom DeLay model of dirty politics and cheapen the whole thing.

  36. JP says:

    “Example 4: Howard Dean grandstands down in Louisiana by pushing a wheel barrow for a couple hours, invites in the media and uses his back drop for a reason to create a larger federal government…after all, it’s for the victims.”

    Is that ANY different than GWB dragging stage lighting into Jackson Square to do a speech using St. Louis Cathedral as a backdrop, while the entire neighborhood still lacked power, and then dragging the stage lighting away when he was finished? My brethren in New Orleans and I saw right through that unspeakable hypocricy. GWB does the stage management at every speech, “Mission Accomplished” banner included. It isn’t meaningful.

  37. Al Franken’s books are well researched and funny. You should read his chapter on Ann Coulter’s footnotes and research before you lump him in the same category with him.

  38. Fiddes says:

    “Well researched”? At least take a second and check out (for a counter point to that argument):

    http://www.frankenlies.com/

    (I’m sure you will find it full of ca-ca, too, but it does make legitimate arguments on serveral topics to dispel some of the “research” by Franken.)

    And for someone who is always above board and honest, why did he write former AG Ashcroft this letter:

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/frankenabs1.html

    Oh, that’s right! It’s leftist satire! Well, fine. But when he jokes about Bush Administration officials being hung and Matt Lauer snickers, maybe he should get the same treatment as Coulter.

  39. betty says:

    Unfortunately, Coulter is symptomatic of the current state of American culture. In an age of celebrity worship, it takes a Barbie-doll clone with a mouth like a sailor to break through to the mainstream public distracted by movie stars’ dating and pregnancies.

    But if you look beyond her wisecracks and occasional fudging on a fact or two, you’ll find that her core message is resonnating with a large segment of the population because it makes sense to them. She’s the famale version of Rush Limbaugh and his pomposity put-on. Does she really mean all of the nasty things she says or is she just attempting wit?

    I say she is indeed the William F. Buckley of the new millennium, just as today’s raunchy rap artists are spicier than the Perry Comos and Bing Crosbys of Buckley’s era.

  40. caroline says:

    Well, Coulter will be another prong in the guberantorial race that Sonny will now have to run against. He will have to run against Coulter, Reed, whoever the Dem is and Bush and the national GOP.

  41. bowersville says:

    Maybe we should all just forget about running against Coulter, Reed, Dem. nomination and GWB and take the lead of Brian Kemp and run against OBL.

  42. caroline says:

    If you run against OBL aren’t you going to have to run against W too? After all W sure as heck hasn’t found him.

  43. bowersville says:

    MA,
    Kemp is, I’m almost scared to pick the beans.
    Caroline,
    Are you telling me OBL is supporting GWB? Or or you telling my Brian Kemp is supporting OBL? By the way OBL is next, of course unless you object?

  44. caroline says:

    Huh? OBL has been running around having a jolly old time for almost five years now. What makes you think that he is next? Maybe running against OBL in the GOP primary works but reminding people that he got away, imo, isn’t very smart.

  45. midgajim says:

    My friends in NY tell me that Ann is right on point; some of these women have received millions and want even more.

    Sometimes the truth is ugly. Don’t blame Ann.

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